Wednesday, February 14, 2018

South Africa: African National Congress asks President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country.

(Pretoria) Well after almost 10 years of dodging the bullet, the past has finally caught up with President Jacob Zuma. However  South Africa has been plunged into political turmoil when the country's ruling African National Congress announced it had demanded the resignation of President Jacob Zuma -- but t Zuma  has refused to go.

Top ANC officials, including party leader Cyril Ramaphosa, have tried to persuade Zuma to step down in the face of a corruption scandal that has sapped support for the party. But despite hours of talks, Zuma has refused to budge.

The charges against the south President are many and go back years, in fact before he became president he was sacked after Schabir Shaik, his financial adviser, on trial appeared to implicate the deputy president on corruption charges and thus he was sacked by the then President Thabo Mbeki. Here is how the South African Press reported it via cartoon:

Then there was that charge of rape, where the victim told him after the evil deed she was HIV positive. Zuma who didn't use protection, simply had a shower. He was found not guilty. Again the media had a field day at his expense:

There are loads more incidents from 2009 (when he became President ) found here. Of late he was found guilty of spending $23 million (£15 million) of the taxpayers money on his own home. He was forced to replay it. The writing was on the wall when in Oct last year when he was told he must face 18 counts of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to the original 1999 arms deal which saw Shaik jailed, and who was released on Medical grounds in 2009 after 2 years in Prison. Anyway the writing is on the wall for Zuma so I'll leave you with the latest Cartoon from Madam and Eve regards the above crook:

Actually that was from last week, but I liked it, here is the latest: